Calculations are necessary to determine the behavior of solid bodies such as buildings, other constructions and components. Computational simulations are based on the solution of differential equations. For complex, practical tasks, only numerical methods are usually considered. The Finite Element Method (FEM) is such a numerical method.
For the calculation, the bodies are divided into a finite number of elements. This division enables the calculation of the effect of heat, force, flow, etc. on the body. The individual finite elements are defined by nodes and the displacement of these nodes can be calculated by the FEM software.
With the help of the FEM software, strains, deformations, flow phenomena, stresses and much more can be calculated and simulated. The FEM software supports the simulation of crash analyses as well as the calculation of targeted load effects. Components, large structures, etc. can be comprehensively examined for stresses.